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The Meadows – form, tips and expert race analysis May 16, 2015

AFTER a massive night of racing in Victoria on Thursday night, things are a litter quieter tonight, but we still have a terrific 12 race...

Sweet It Is faces a tough task to buck history

THIS year marks the 50th anniversary of the Association Cup, the race inaugurated in 1965 and run over the-then 800 yards on the testing grass...

Background to the Sydney Cup

The Sydney Cup was the first of what became the ‘big four’ distance events on the Sydney city racing calendar. Starting in 1963, it was...

Background To The National Distance Championship

This year’s National Distance Championship final, of course, holds especial interest in seeing whether champion all-distance bitch Xylia Allen can break Miata’s prize money winning...

This Week In Racing History

AUGUST 20 Blythe Spirit took out the 1950 Lismore 350 yards Championship, scoring by three lengths from All Radium. The field consisted of 10 starters....

This Week In Racing History

AUGUST 13 Tara Princess won the inaugural Laurels Classic, in 1964. The Syd Barrett-trained bitch ran the 555 yards trip at Sandown Park in 31.44....

This Week In Racing History

JULY 30 The beautifully-bred black bitch Ascapella Miss (Chariot Charm x Fullock) took out the 1973 Strathalbyn Puppy Championship, running 32.30 to equal the race...

Background To The AWM Distance Title

In some ways the AWM Distance Title is one of the ‘unsung’ long-standing major distance races on the Australian calendar. Of course, if Xylia Allen...

Background To The Albion Park Gold Cup

From the time of its inception, the Albion Park Gold Cup (originally the Gabba Gold Cup) has been a tough race. This is particularly so...

Hot Fields For 2014 Warrnambool Cup Heats

There is no rest for the wicked as Victorian feature racing shifts to the picturesque town of Warrnambool this Wednesday evening, where a quintet of...

Background: Wentworth Park Gold Cup

This year marks the 48th running of the Wentworth Park Gold Cup, although the race has had a few different ‘official’ names down through the...

Twelve Facts About The Summer Cup

This week will witness the 48th running of the Summer Cup. At one stage this was arguably the premier race for stayers in the nation,...

This Week In Racing History 5th November- 11th November

5th The 2007 City of Hume Cup, run over 725 metres at the Meadows, resulted in a quinella for Queensland with Technoman defeating compatriot Miss...

Cyclone Simone Storms Her Way Into The Spotlight

Londonderry trainer Majella Ferguson is on the comeback from a quiet few months in the training department, with a small kennel that is certainly proving...

History Beats Bell Haven in Sydney Cup

The 50th anniversary of the Sydney Cup (720 metres), the oldest of the four main Sydney-based distance races, proved to be an historic event in...

Rewind Returns To His Happy Hunting Ground At Devonport Greyhounds

Classy customer Rewind (Collide – Ricky’s Angel) returned to his “happy hunting ground” in Devonport on Tuesday afternoon to score a decisive victory in the...

Illingworth Classic First For Crosswell

Despite having been involved in the sport for 43 years and handling several champions, master Bishopsbourne trainer David Crosswell had never had a runner in...

A Celebration Of The History Of The Nationals

Certainly one of the most exciting times of the year for Greyhound Racing in Australia is in August September. It’s Nationals time and for many...

2009 National Sprint And Distance Championship Results

The results of the Grand Finals at Cannington on Saturday night are what the National series is all about. On the one hand we have...

Sand Burner Lights Up Richmond Greyhound Track

One time “Nationals King” as dubbed by his mates in the media; Jason MacKay didn’t even have a greyhound worthy or eligible of starting in...

Amity Bale Simply Too Good In AWM Distance Champs

Amity Bale has finally justified a lot of good judges opinions by taking out her first group race final in tonight’s Group 2 AWM Distance...

Lilley Criminal Gives Them A Staying Lesson In Association Cup

The Group 1 Hotham Body Repairs Association Cup Final 720m is the GBOTA’s most important distance event with a $50,000 purse for the winner. And...

Mantra Lad Claims National Distance Title

Mantra Lad won the Group 1 Rapidvite National Distance Championship Final (720m) at Wentworth Park in Sydney on Saturday night at just his seventh staying...

National Sprint Championship Preview

A refurbished Wentworth Park will host the Grand Final of the Rapidvite National Sprint Championship on Saturday night and an outsanding field has been assembled....

Jason Mackay An Imposing Nationals Presence

The ‘Nationals King’ Jason Mackay is one step away from an historic fourth National Championship. It could be easily over looked but Jason Mackay has...